Holistic Leadership

What is it about Leadership in the 21st century? I rarely hear the term management, even though it is as equally important and you can’t ignore the fact that the two work together to form a whole approach. As John Kotter once stated, “Leadership and Management are…two distinctive and complementary systems of action”. However, this…

Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in the Australian workforce

Women make up 45.9% of the Australian workforce according to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency but do they have the same representation across all levels of management? The answer to that is quite obviously no, and for some companies this just isn’t good enough. Gender equality is more than a tokenistic attitude towards the role of women…

Forging an Irresistible Organisation

Do your team members enjoy coming to work? If they don’t, you’re missing out on an opportunity to increase team member engagement and reduce turnover; two key leadership concerns that can directly affect the quality of service you deliver to your customers and vendors. According to the 2014 survey conducted by Deloitte, Global Human Capital Trends,…

Exploring Role, Authority and Power

Having spent the last week on my development and growth, it struck me why I have been attracted to 2 very different but interrelated workshops on either side of Australia. As a facilitator, teacher and coach to many leaders, it is vital and necessary to also step back and take time to do my own…

Everyday Leadership

It occurred to me today that maybe we are making Leadership bigger than what it is. Today I ran a workshop on Transitioning into Leadership at the EA/PA Summit in Sydney with a remarkable group of women (note – would be great to see more gender diversity in this space). The greatest insight for these…

Goal Setting

Endorphin Goal Setting!

Everyone has the same concept as the New Year approaches, and that is to set personal and professional resolutions for themselves. The concept isn’t without merit, as the act of identifying goals provides a warm and satisfied feeling that a plan is in place and action is at hand. However, consider how many people fail…